Yep we're in a waiting period right now, seems like we do that a lot in our lives, but I truly believe right now the Lord is trying to mold me, shape me, and make me as flexible as He can, because He knows how truly unflexible I am. We're still waiting to hear about Jesse, we're hoping he can leave the first week or two of July and be back the first week or two of September, that would definitely be ideal, as I already have my Arkansas plans for July and August set. So we're praying it happens soon, and he gets his orders, but with the military you never know.
So yes, my plan right now is to visit my best friend in Maine this coming Friday as planned for a week, then come back, my mom will fly in and stay a few days, we will go to Iowa to visit her sister for a day or so, then we'll drive to Arkansas in my car. Mom and I do have a lot of fun things and road trips planned for my stay in Arkansas and I must say, even though this seperation from Jesse and from my life in Minnesota will be difficult and challenging, I think my Arkansas trip will be loads of fun. Not to mention everyone I get to see and spend time with that I haven't in a very long time!
The Lord is really helping me see as many positives as I can for this whole situation, I must admit, the first week it was really hard to sink my teeth into all of this and have a good attitude. But I've been seeking the Lord's face, and realizing and remembering that He will be my comfort, my provider and all that I need and want. I just have to keep that at the forefront of my mind and my heart, and I will be just fine. But I know that the reunion with Jesse will be one in a million. :)
Once we know more about Jesse and his deployment, I'll update here. For now, "see" ya'll when I get back from Maine on the 27th!
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Looks like Jesse will be going down south to help with the oil spill in July and August, two whole months without him. The tentative plan right now is for me to cancel all my lessons for those two months, pack my stuff up, ship the cat to the in laws and visit Arkansas for those two months. It won't be easy, and it will be awesome to see my family and friends for a couple of months, but temporarily transplanting my life to AR for 60 days definitely won't be a piece of cake. And boy will I miss my husband. :sigh: I am not happy about this at all, but I know the Lord is big and has a plan for all of this, so we'll just see what happens I suppose. And not to mention it is impossible to create a baby with my husband being gone, so that will also have to be put on hold which is really hard to realize right now. :(